The first confirmed homicide of the year in Little Rock, which left an 18-year-old dead, was ruled justified Friday, authorities said.
The Pulaski County prosecutor’s office filed the ruling, designating the Jan. 8 shooting death of Antwan Anderson as self-defense, Prosecuting Attorney Larry Jegley said. Jegley said that Arkansas law is "very specific on justification in use of force and deadly force."
Anderson fired shots at an SUV occupied by a 26-year-old and his 1-year-old child, the Democrat-Gazette previously reported. The driver of another vehicle saw Anderson shoot and returned fire.